May 24, 2022

Ben Arfa will go down in history by joining the Mastiffs

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This is the rumor that came to shake this beginning of the year in the north of France. After the departure of Jonathan Ikoné to Fiorentina, and before the possible of Yusuf Yazici, the LOSC embarked on a particular file, that of Hatem Ben Arfa. The former French international (15 caps, two goals) has been without a club since the end of his contract with Bordeaux last June, and above all looking for a new challenge. A time approached by ASSE, the left-hander seems to be getting closer than ever to the champion of France. “We already exchanged at a distance last week. We saw each other yesterday. He is on site. We are waiting for the green light. We hope that it will happen quickly that he can join us”, explained Jocelyn Gourvennec in conference of hurry.

A 7th club for Ben Arfa?

If the file is concluded, Hatem Ben Arfa would return to 34 years in the history of French football. Indeed, the northern team would be the seventh of its career in Ligue 1 after Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Paris, Rennes then Bordeaux. They are three to have known more clubs than him: Toifilou Maoulida, Grégory Paisley and Alou Diarra with eight teams, as Opta recalls.

to summarize

Hatem Ben Arfa is very close to signing for Lille. This would be his 7th Ligue 1 club, he would become the second player with the most stables in the league. Only Toifilou Maoulida, Grégory Paisley and Alou Diarra have done better.